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    The Hon L Enoch | 5:41pm

    Scuttling of ex-HMAS Tobruk postponed

    The scuttling of ex-HMAS Tobruk has been postponed due to unfavourable weather conditions, to ensure the safety of everyone involved.

    The Hon C O'Rourke | 4:33pm

    Palaszczuk Budget empowers Mackay’s thriving communities

    Empowering communities to be resilient is a key focus of the 2018-19 State Budget with a multi-million dollar investment to create thriving communities across Queensland, including more than $3 million for the Mackay region.

    The Hon C O'Rourke | 4:28pm

    Palaszczuk Budget aims to eliminate elder abuse in Mackay

    Elder abuse prevention is at the forefront of the Palaszczuk Government’s 2018-19 Budget for seniors in the Mackay region, with financial and legal services set to be expanded.

    The Hon C O'Rourke | 4:25pm

    Palaszczuk budget to make nights out safer in Mackay

    The Palaszczuk Government will deliver almost a quarter-of-a-million dollars in funding for Safe Night Precinct services in Mackay as part of the 2018-19 State Budget.

    The Honourable Dr A Lynham | 3:15pm

    Queensland Budget prepares for Gold Coast growth

    More than $6.3 million will be invested by the Palaszczuk Government into important upgrades to Energex’s key infrastructure on the Gold Coast.

    The Hon S Fentiman | 2:19pm

    Queensland Government invests $1.5 million in style

    Queensland will become a beacon for budding fashionistas with the announcement of $1.5 million to create a Fashion Centre of Excellence at Mt Gravatt TAFE.

    The Honourable Dr A Lynham | 2:11pm

    Statement from Mines Minister re: NAIF

    The Palaszczuk Government has maintained its election commitment to veto any NAIF loan for the Adani Carmichael Coal Project.

    The Hon M Furner | 2:00pm

    Future looks bright for FutureBeef

    Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries Mark Furner has welcomed the $2.38 million three-year renewal of FutureBeef, the highly-successful government-industry beef extension partnership.

    The Hon J Trad | 11:34am

    Budget delivers more record transport spending for Far North Queensland

    The Palaszczuk Government is delivering $253.3 million of road infrastructure in 2018-19 alone for Far North Queensland.

    The Hon M Bailey | 11:26am

    Derelict vessel removal funded

    The Palaszczuk Government has allocated $20 million in the State Budget to remove derelict vessels spoiling Queensland’s beautiful coast.

    The Hon M Furner | 11:00am

    New advisory council to help develop agriculture into the future

    A new ministerial advisory council has been established, to help identify the future challenges and opportunities in Queensland’s agricultural sector.

    The Hon M Ryan | 10:30am

    Capricornia Correctional Centre Expansion

    Corrective Services Minister Mark Ryan today turned the sod on a major expansion of the Capricornia Correctional Centre, a project that will create 172 construction jobs across four years.

    The Hon C Dick | 10:26am

    Second chance for Hummock Hill Island resort proposal

    A proposed $1.2 billion tourism project on Hummock Hill Island will undergo a new assessment following Ministerial approval for the independent Coordinator-General to step in and become the decision-maker on the development application.

    The Hon M Furner | 8:41am

    Queensland says “Irasshaimase” to visiting Japanese farmers

    A delegation of Japanese food growers and buyers, announced by the Premier last month, has touched down in Brisbane as the Palaszczuk Government continues to encourage growth and investment in our food export industry.

    The Hon M Furner | Yesterday 4:11pm

    Cool project takes NQ mangoes on fruitful journey

    Keeping exported mangoes cooler for better freshness is just one project to be showcased at the Hort Connections Conference which started in Brisbane today.

    The Hon J Trad | Yesterday 3:00pm

    Budget delivers more record road spending for the Brisbane, Ipswich and Redlands area

    The Palaszczuk Government will deliver $418.9 million of road infrastructure for the Metropolitan District of South-East Queensland in 2018-19 – the third straight year of record road investment for the state.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Yesterday 2:30pm

    You Can fight cancer at new hub at RBWH

    Queensland’s largest hospital will soon be home to the state’s only public specialised adolescent and young adult cancer centre thanks to the collaborative efforts of Sony Foundation and Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital.

    The Honourable Dr A Lynham | Yesterday 1:42pm

    Jobs, investment and domestic gas on the Downs

    A $140m investment and agreement between Senex and Jemena is tangible evidence that the Palaszczuk Government’s commitment to the domestic gas market is paying dividends.

    The Hon M Bailey | Yesterday 10:00am

    Budget delivers more record road spending for the South Coast

    The Palaszczuk Government will deliver $372.1 million of road infrastructure in 2018-19 for the South Coast district as part of another record investment for the third year in a row.

    The Hon M Bailey | Yesterday 9:30am

    Funding announced to protect the future of the Gold Coast Seaway

    A $3.35m upgrade to the jetty of the Gold Coast Seaway’s Sand Bypass System has been given the green light.

    The Hon J Trad | Sunday 1:30pm

    Brisbane’s ugly duckling to be demolished for new underground station

    The building often cited as one of Brisbane’s ugliest – the Brisbane Transit Centre – will be demolished to make way for Cross River Rail’s new underground Roma Street Station.

    The Hon C Dick | Sunday 1:00pm

    Queensland skies open for Aerospace Roadmap

    Queensland’s fast-growing aerospace sector is set to benefit from up to $5 million in State Government funding for a suite of new, forward-thinking programs.

    The Hon K Jones | Sunday 9:48am

    NRL Magic Round in Queensland to generate millions for economy

    An entire round of the NRL will be played over one weekend in Brisbane next year following an historic agreement set to pump more than $60 million into Queensland’s economy.  The Palaszczuk Government and Brisbane City Council have signed a multi-year deal with the NRL to have a ...

    The Hon Y D'Ath | Sunday 8:00am

    Palaszczuk Government Organised Crime Laws Keeping Queensland Safe

    The outlaw motorcycle gang, Satudarah, has been declared an ‘identified organisation’ in Queensland as part of the Palaszczuk Government’s commitment to combating organised crime.

    The Honourable Dr A Lynham | Saturday 2:00pm

    Peter Faust Dam to gain new recreation facilities

    Whitsunday Regional Council is planning exciting new recreation facilities at Peter Faust Dam after taking over management of the recreation area from SunWater.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Friday 5:32pm

    Queensland Government response to Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse

    The Queensland Government has accepted or supported in principle more than 240 recommendations of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

    The Hon K Jones | Friday 3:06pm

    Bauxite mining innovation a win for North Queensland

    A collaborative project between researchers and industry to develop an innovative mining process could unlock massive, previously untapped, bauxite deposits in North Queensland within the next five years.

    The Hon K Jones | Friday 2:55pm

    Full steam ahead for growing Bundaberg cruising industry

    The first cruise ship ever to port in Bundaberg will arrive this weekend.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Friday 1:54pm

    Strawberry fields for Asia

    A Palaszczuk Government program to help local food businesses woo international consumers is already bearing fruit, with high hopes that Asian suppliers will soon be ordering our Red Rhapsody strawberries grown on the Sunshine Coast.

    The Hon S Hinchliffe | Friday 1:20pm

    $16 million to fund water upgrades in Kowanyama and Mapoon

    The Cape York communities of Kowanyama and Mapoon will receive a share in $16 million from the Palaszczuk Government to upgrade vital water, wastewater and solid waste facilities.